June 11, 2021 By P&PC Staff
Paper Excellence will participate in the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program administrated by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, the company says in a statement.
Established in 2001, the PAR program includes an online management and reporting tool that supports participating companies’ efforts towards progressive improvement in Indigenous relations, and a certification program that confirms corporate performance in Indigenous relations at the committed, bronze, silver or gold level.
“Being a PAR Committed company means we are in the foundational stages of building our Indigenous Peoples relationships,” says Graham Kissack, VP environment, health, safety and communications.
“Paper Excellence’s approach is to foster meaningful and sincere partnerships with Indigenous communities to create economic prosperity, social vibrancy and environmental integrity. We believe that being a PAR-certified company is one approach that will help us achieve this.”
The PAR Program provides independent, third-party verification of company reports on measurable outcomes and initiatives in four performance areas: leadership actions, employment, business development and community relations (engagement and support).
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